A PARAMETRIC APPROACH TO CONNECTIVITY RELATIONS IN THE PLANNING OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE PRIVATE GARDENS

  • YEAR
    2014
  • AUTHORS
    Yu, Rongrong
    Ostwald, Michael J.
    Gu, Ning
  • CATEGORIES
    2014 Conference Papers
    Environmental & Landscape Architecture

Extract

This research describes the production of a parametric sys-tem for generating spatio-typological and connectivity features de-rived from the Traditional Chinese Private Garden (TCPG). The re-search commences with an analysis of three historic TCPGs using connectivity graphs, a space syntax technique. Three measurements derived from this analysis – total depth, mean depth and integration – are then extracted to capture essential connectivity patterns in the TCPG. This data is then used to shape the rules of a parametric system to generate new TCPGs. Three new TCPGs connectivity and spatio-typological systems are then generated and tested against the original mathematical properties of the historic cases. Through this process the paper demonstrates a method for capturing social and spatial proper-ties in a parametric system and possible new insights into the proper-ties of these important heritage sites.

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